A product of Walter Merrick’s legendary breeding program, it didn’t take long for Indian Music to prove she was a “blue hen” producer. Though she was bred to run, the well-muscled and well-conformed mare never hit the track. Instead, she founded a line of Paint runners whose names still echo in Paint pedigrees today.
The dam of 14—all but three of whom were by top Quarter Horse sire Easy Jet—Indian Music had nine foals race, and two more tried their luck in the show ring. The earners of a staggering $102,582 on the track, Indian Music’s most notable progeny include stakes winners Easy Rose, Easy Winner, Western Music and Jet Music; 1980 World Champion Running Horse Cherokee Indian; and 1983 Champion 2-Year-Old racehorse Easy Jet Too. The first Paint stallion to sire earners of more than $1 million, Easy Jet Too is still ranked fifth on APHA’s Lifetime Leading Sires of Money-Earners chart. Many of Indian Music’s foals contributed as top breeding horses as well. Indian Music died in the fall of 1987.